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Theaster Gates's latest canvas is neighborhoods given up for dead. "I decided I could actively participate in how the neighborhood is perceived," Gates explained. "I call it mission-based living. I can paint, mow the lawn, but also make a public and visible effort that's contagious." Gates raises money and works to improve places like the Washington Park Arts Incubator, the Dorchester Projects and the 1923 Illinois State Bank.

Theaster Gates's latest canvas is neighborhoods given up for dead. "I decided I could actively participate in how the neighborhood is perceived," Gates explained. "I call it mission-based living. I can paint, mow the lawn, but also make a public and visible effort that's contagious." Gates raises money and works to improve places like the Washington Park Arts Incubator, the Dorchester Projects and the 1923 Illinois State Bank.
December 17, 2012
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Theaster Gates
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